Saturday 7/4: Macy’s celebrates independence from the English King with fireworks. East River, 9 p.m., free.
Mairead Case, Rahawa Haile, Jen Vafidis, Jazmine Hughes, Maggie Serota, Adam Chandler, Jaya Saxena, Rachel Fershleiser, Lisa Lucas, Kat Kinsman, Anna Hezel, and Helen Rosner talk about sandwiches. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 7/8: Julia Pierpoint launches debut novel Among the Ten Thousand Things and discusses the novel with Courtney J. Sullivan. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free.
Jessamyn Hope, Sara Nović, and Tracy O’Neill discuss their debut novels with moderator Douglas Silver. WORD Brooklyn, 7 p.m., free.
D.W. Gibson discusses The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the 21st Century. WORD Jersey City, 7:30 p.m., free.
Alexis Coe presents Amitava Kumar, Anna North, Danielle Henderson, Rembert Brown, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Reyhan Harmanci for a reading meditating on the meaning of home. Housing Works, 7 p.m., free.
Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment discuss The Hand That Feeds You, a book they cowrote as A.J. Rich. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Chia-Lun Chang, Carrie Lorig, Alexis Pope, Tommy Pico, and Emily Skillings read in support of repulsive women. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
Jesse Kohn, Roberto Montes, Sara Jane Stoner, and R. Erica Doyle join the Atlas reading series. 61 Local, 7 p.m., free.
Amy Hempel and Jill Ciment again read The Hand That Feeds You. The Strand, 7 p.m., $15.